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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 14th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
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    World Egg Day
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
    World Egg Day 14th Oct 16 at 10:52 AM

    Erm, yes it's a thing!

    So in the spirit of Friday.. i.e., just for a bit of fun...

    Show us your favourite meal to make with eggs for under a fiver.

    And to make it really difficult....

    NOT OMELETTE!

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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 14th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
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    Can't upload pictures, but my favourite would have to a lovely homemade cheese and onion quiche with a jacket potato and some coleslaw, peas or baked beans.
    Couldn't give you an exact cost, but definitely under a fiver
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    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 14th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    Bubble and squeak with fried eggs and baked beans is my go to. I loved Shakshuka (?) spicy eggs and tomatoes when in morocco but never been able to replicate properly at home.
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    • C J
    • By C J 14th Oct 16, 12:14 PM
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    I have hens, so every day is Egg Day for us! One of my favourite ways to use up an egg glut is to make the South African fruity mince dish called Bobotie, which you top with a curry flavoured egg custard before baking. (I use about half a dozen beaten eggs, and less cream in my version).
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    I can manage scrambled egg on toast.

    I would cook Shakshuka like this but I can never get it to look as delicious & entrancing.

    I hadn't remembered that it is kosher etc and thus ticks other guest boxes. I should probably try harder...
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    Under a fiver? I can tell you for under 10p!

    Blimey .... what wealthy world do you live in.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 14th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    Eggs Benedict a fav here...

    Or simple scrambled egg on thick buttered toast - Yummm...
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 14th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
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    Egg and chips .............
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 14th Oct 16, 3:40 PM
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    Egg fried rice - it's become our standard Saturday evening fare.
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    • Mrs VP
    • By Mrs VP 14th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    Fry a chopped onion and two cloves of garlic. Add two tins of tomatoes and a large handful of frozen green beans and some sweet corn. Pour into an ovenproof dish then make 4 indentations and drop an egg into each one. Bake in the oven until the eggs are done.

    I love this with grated cheese over the top.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 14th Oct 16, 4:31 PM
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    Without a doubt egg and chips cheap as chips in fact
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    • By building with lego 14th Oct 16, 5:12 PM
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    Sailor's Egg.

    (Proper nursery food for me, served in a mug which had lost its handle and was kept for Sailor's Egg, supposedly easy to eat on board a ship, preventing the eggs from sliding off one's toast...)

    Take a mug which has lost its handle. Put in a knob of butter and put the mug into a pan of boiling water. A cloth underneath the mug helps stop the rattle. Once the butter has melted crack in a couple of eggs (or three, or four if you're feeling greedy) and a sprinkle of salt; pop the lid on the pan and cook until the eggs are *almost* set. Butter some bread (Mum always did both sides but nowadays I have to wash my own breadboards, so I butter the tops only) and cut into tiny cubes. Once the eggs are ready stir in the buttery bread, stir and enjoy.

    It's the thing I always turn to when I feel a bit grotty, as it's like eating a hug. Aaah, memories!
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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 14th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    Two boiled eggs.

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Under a fiver? I can tell you for under 10p!

    Blimey .... what wealthy world do you live in.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Two boiled eggs.

    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    I sense some serious competition here

    Not a fan of eggs myself, but savoury French toast with a load of ketchup is a yummy budget snack. Not at all good for you though, I haven't had it for years. Reminds me of Kramer vs Kramer
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 14th Oct 16, 11:24 PM
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    What an eggsellent idea for a thread.

    I know you said no omelettes so I am calling mine a tortilla.
    Gently swet two sliced onions until soft in some oil or butter. Add a tin of new potatoes sliced. Add 6 beaten eggs and seasoning and cook until set( mine goes in the oven)

    Lovely.

    I also like a fried egg on top of a slice of cheese on toast.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Oct 16, 8:49 AM
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    What an eggsellent idea for a thread.

    I also like a fried egg on top of a slice of cheese on toast.
    Originally posted by JIL
    Ah 'Buck Rabbit' is delicious two poached eggs on cheese on toast, I used to have that for lunch when I worked in an office in London, paid for with my 3/- (15p) Luncheon Vouchers back in 1960, and I got a cup of tea thrown in for the price as well
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    • maryb
    • By maryb 15th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
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    Curried egg rosti.

    Peel and grate one potato per person and stir in some curry powder - enough so it looks nicely light golden. Put it in a frying pan in which you have melted a mix of butter and oil and form into a cake. Cook gently until the potato looks translucent. By this stage it should be nicely browned on the bottom. Flip the whole thing (I use a baking sheet and then slide it back into the frying pan) and cook for another couple of minutes. Then make some indentations in the potato and break an egg gently into each hollow. It takes about five minutes to cook the eggs. Either put a lid on the pan or slip it under the grill for a minute at the end otherwise the eggs will stay gloopy on top

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    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 15th Oct 16, 6:12 PM
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    Not a full meal, but I have become fond of having home pickled eggs on hand - they are a great for an instant light meal.
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    • flubberyzing
    • By flubberyzing 15th Oct 16, 6:24 PM
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    A soft boiled egg with soldiers is pretty hard to beat!
    I also love simple egg and chips, or fried eggs on toast.

    Eggs are right up there as one of my favourite foods. Cheap, but so tasty and nutritious, and lovely in all forms. Strangely my older sister HATES eggs passionately, which I've never been able to understand!
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 15th Oct 16, 7:27 PM
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    Egg and lentil curry
    I posted this recipe many moons ago, I do still make it

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=50257385&postcount=2214
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